Merkel urged to maintain ties with Russia after poisoning Skripal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the need to maintain ties with Russia and to negotiate, despite the controversy over the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. It is reported Reuters.

however, she stressed that Berlin takes seriously the data obtained from the British government. “We still have to deal with Russia, despite all the differing positions,” — said Merkel. The head of the German government added that in the near future will be submitted to the “European position on this issue.”

Earlier, on 14 March, Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may announced on the expulsion of Russian diplomats. It is officially accused Moscow into the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, as well as said to suspend all bilateral contacts with Russia.

Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on the street in early March. They were poisoned with nerve agent. They were hospitalized, at present, they are in a coma.

London believes that the attempt is Moscow, as a former spy and his daughter was poisoned with a substance that is believed to be the British government, was developed Russia. The Russian leadership denies all charges.